Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position


Workplace: RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Type of Contract: temporary position with 1-year contract (with possible extension), academic
Working Hours: 1,0 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)
Expected Start Date: or negotiable with respect to immigration timelines for non EU candidates
Number of Open Positions: 1
Pay: negotiable
Application Deadline: 1.12.2022
EU Researcher Profile: R2

About the Workplace

Masaryk University is modern, dynamic and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6000 staff and 30 000 students, a wide range of research areas and a strong international position. We are the largest academic employer in the South Moravian Region.

Faculty of Science MU, holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

RECETOX  focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Environment & Health, studying toxic compounds and their behavior, transport & bioaccumulation to evaluate environmental effects, assess the exposure and health risks to humans, and develop technologies and biotechnologies to break them down. http://www.recetox.muni.cz/en/career/career-at-recetox

Job Description

Key Duties:

  • Independent management of lectures, seminars and practical exercises in the mentioned fields in Czech and English including preparation of documents
  • Supervising and opposing bachelor and master theses and consulting specific parts of doctoral theses, including related administrative activities
  • Communication with students of all levels in both Czech and English
  • Involvement in projects, including preparation of project proposals, interim and final reports
  • Presentation of research results and publishing activities

Skills and Qualifications

The applicant must have:

  • A Ph.D. degree in the field of  Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Biochemistry or equivalent
  • Experience in the field of environmental sciences
  • Experience with teaching in Bc. and Mgr. programs in these fields
  • Experience in supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses
  • The hands-on experience in the research activities and publication of research results
  • At least B2 English level

We Offer

  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • Involvement in the preparation and implementation of newly accredited study programmes
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career compatibility
  • Employee benefits such as 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, university cinema discount, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare group-Campus
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city (for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo)
  • International Staff Office provides support with your relocation to Brno

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 1.1.2022 via an e-application here.

The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing candidate’s research interest and experience
  • Summary of work experience, publication, teaching activities, and involvement in research grants
  • Summary of research outputs and publications
  • Names and contact details of at least 3 professional references
  • Proof of educational qualifications
  • Title and abstract of a lecture that can be presented as a part of the application process

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from jobs.muni.cz. In case of problems with filling in the e-application form, please contact us by e-mail: rcx-hr@recetox.muni.cz.

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Visit our Career page.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!